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Zilker Metropolitan Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park



Zilker Park is an incredible gem located in South Austin.  Zilker Park boasts a wealth of amazing amenities including: a giant multi-use green space that features an off leash dog park and volleyball courts, the gorgeous cold spring fed Barton Springs Pool, boat and kayak rentals, the lovely Zilker Botanical Gardens, the Austin Nature and Science Theater, the Zilker Hillside Theater (which offers a free musical theater production each summer), the Zilker Zephyr (a family friendly mini train),

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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704


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Accessibility Information


Zilker Park charges a parking fee of $5 per car from March to September on weekends and holidays.


Open daily 5AM-10PM


A parking fee is required on weekends and holidays throughout the whole park.

Barton Springs Pool:

Seniors – $1
Adult – $3
Junior (12-17) – $2
11 and under – $1

Free admission from 9pm-10pm daily.

Zilker Park Boat Rentals:

$12.00 per hour.
$40.00 all day.

Zilker Botanical Garden:

$1 for children (ages 3-12)
$2 for adults (ages 13-61)
$1 for seniors (age 62 & up)

Austin Nature and Science Center:

Free admission to individuals and families.
On Your Own Tour available for $0.50 per person. Call 512-974-3888 to schedule a tour.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum:

General – $3.50
Seniors (60+) – $2.50
Students – $1.00
Children Under 6 – FREE
Members – FREE
Active Military Personnel & Family – FREE

Zilker Zephyr Train:

Children: $2.00
Adults: $3.00
Children under one years old are free.

For more information on Zilker Park’s amenities head here: .



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